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November 2013 Archives

FDA warns of serious defects in Medtronic devices

Virginia readers may be interested in a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning issued for some Medtronic devices, and the defects are serious enough that they might cause severe injury or death for patients. The warning was issued for approximately 15,000 guidewires, which have been recalled by Medtronic.

Pharmaceutical company recalls infant medicine

On Nov. 1, a press release stated that a product recall was issued by Perrigo, a pharmaceutical manufacturing company. This report, which may be of concern for Virginia parents indicated that some acetaminophen infant suspension liquid packages may have been released to some retailers without having the accurate dosage labeled on the syringes. Although no reports of injuries have been submitted, the company is taking precautionary measures in an effort to prevent injury.

Virginia residents warned of possible food contamination

One U.S. business is recalling more than 5,000 pounds of packaged broccoli salad thanks to a possible Listeria contamination problem. The potentially defective product was shipped to grocery and food sellers throughout the Northeast United States. The issue at hand is the potential for the packets of dressing contained in each broccoli salad package to contain Listeria bacteria.

Some colored contact lenses are illegal

With Halloween celebrations in season, some Virginia residents might want to purchase colored contact lenses to add an extra wow factor to their Halloween costumes. However, the FDA warns consumers that not all colored contact lenses are FDA approved, and purchasing contacts that aren't approved could result in vision problems. Officials say that the damage that unregulated contact lenses can do to people's eyes can be significant, even resulting in blindness.

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